2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross Results

Cycle News Staff | January 4, 2020

Justin Barcia top the 2020 Anaheim 1 Supercross Results. It’s never easy to predict the outcome of the opening supercross of the year. Nerves are high, and many of the racers only know that their motorcycle works well for them in ideal conditions at the test track, which means it’s fairly frequent that the eventual series champion doesn’t do that well at Anaheim 1. That said, Monster Energy Yamaha’s Justin Barcia might be making Anaheim 1 wins into a habit, as he’s now won the event for the second year in succession. But this time, he did it in dry conditions.

Justin Barcia wins Anaheim 1 Supercross. Again.

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Justin Barcia (51) led early, then made a big mistake and let Adam Cianciarulo (9) by for the lead, gathered himself, and then kept AC honest until Cianciarulo made a mistake and handed it back to Barcia (pictured). Photo: Steve Cox

Defending Supercross Champ Cooper Webb exhibited his resilience once again at Anaheim 1. He came down with what the team described as “the flu,” with nausea, vomiting, which sapped his energy and focus for qualifying, which landed him in 15th overall. But he did as he usually does, got a good start, and then battled it out with Honda’s Ken Roczen to take an eventual third place.

Cooper Webb starts title defense well despite illness

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Cooper Webb fought through some pretty serious illness to take a hard-earned podium. Photo: Steve Cox

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM’s Blake Baggett came through for a solid fourth place on the night (he said at the Friday press conference that the best he’d ever done at Anaheim 1 was 14th place), and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson took Honda’s Justin Brayton out for fifth in the main event. Roczen ended up sixth, just in front of Eli Tomac (who started outside the top 10) and Brayton.

Justin Barcia, Adam Cianciarulo and Cooper Webb take A1 podium

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Justin Barcia (middle) flanked by second-placed Adam Cianciarulo (left) and defending champ Cooper Webb (right). Photo: Steve Cox

In the 250cc class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner looked to have the main event in the bag despite injuring his wrist in practice. He got the holeshot in the main event and led for quite a while before jumping into the Tuff Blox and giving up the lead to Monster Energy/Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Justin Cooper, and second place to Cooper’s teammate, defending series champ Dylan Ferrandis. But when Forkner got back going again, he cut off one of the track’s turns and entered the track in front of Ferrandis, momentarily blocking Ferrandis’s line. After the race, the AMA docked Forkner two positions; 1 for cutting the track, and the other for cutting Ferrandis off.

Justin Cooper takes first-ever supercross win at Anaheim 1

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Justin Cooper took his first-ever pro SX win at Anaheim 1. Photo: Steve Cox

Ferrandis hung on for second after a seventh-place start, and GEICO Honda’s Christian Craig finished fourth on the track, and then was awarded third due to Forkner’s penalty.

Ferrandis takes second in the first race of his 250cc West title defense

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Dylan Ferrandis (1W) came through the pack to take second place on the night. Photo: Steve Cox

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Michael Mosiman finished fifth on the track and was awarded fourth after Forkner’s penalty. Forkner, officially, ended up fifth.

Christian Craig lands third at Anaheim 1

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Christian Craig ended up third on the night, officially. Photo: Steve Cox

And there was a ‘first’ that nobody expected at Anaheim 1, as the 250cc racers on the podium weren’t given trophies or champagne to spray.

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Without trophies or champagne, Justin Cooper (middle) and Austin Forkner (left) improvise on the podium while Dylan Ferrandis (right) can’t believe it. This was before Forkner was docked two spots. Photo: Steve Cox

2020 Anaheim Supercross 250SX West Main Event Results

1. Justin Cooper Yamaha
2. Dylan Ferrandis Yamaha
3. Christian Craig Honda
4. Michael Mosiman Husqvarna
5. Austin Forkner Kawasaki
6. Cameron McAdoo Kawasaki
7. Brandon Hartranft KTM
8. Derek Drake KTM
9. Jett Lawrence Honda
10. Alex Martin Suzuki
11. Jacob Hayes Husqvarna
12. Michael Leib Husqvarna
13. Robby Wageman Yamaha
14. Killian Auberson KTM
15. Carson Brown Husqvarna
16. Mitchell Oldenburg Honda
17. Jay Wilson Yamaha
18. Logan Karnow Kawasaki
19. Derek Kelley Husqvarna
20. Christ Howell Husqvarna
21. Luke Clout Honda
22. Mitchell Falk Honda

 

2020 Anaheim 1 450SX Main Event Results

1. Justin Barcia Yamaha
2. Adam Cianciarulo Kawasaki
3. Cooper Webb KTM
4. Blake Baggett KTM
5. Jason Anderson Husqvarna
6. Ken Roczen Honda
7. Eli Tomac Kawasaki
8. Justin Brayton Honda
9. Malcolm Stewart Honda
10. Vince Friese Honda
11. Justin Hill Honda
12. Aaron Plessinger Yamaha
13. Dean Wilson Husqvarna
14. Zach Osborne Husqvarna
15. Martin Davalos KTM
16. Justin Bogle KTM
17. Tyler Bowers Kawasaki
18. Chad Reed Honda
19. Kyle Chisholm Yamaha
20. Chris Blose Honda
21. Freddie Noren Suzuki
22. Jimmy Decotis Suzuki

 

250SX West Points After Round 1

1. Justin Cooper 26
2. Dylan Ferrandis 23
3. Christian Craig 21
4. Michael Mosiman 19
5. Austin Forkner 18
6. Cameron McAdoo 17
7. Brandon Hartranft 16
8. Derek Drake 15
9. Jett Lawrence 14
10. Alex Martin 13
11. Jacob Hayes 12
12. Michael Leib 11
13. Robby Wageman 10
14. Killian Auberson 9
15. Carson Brown 8
16. Mitchell Oldenburg 7
17. Jay Wilson 6
18. Logan Karnow 5
19. Derek Kelley 4
20. Christ Howell 3
21. Luke Clout 2
22. Mitchell Falk 1

 

2020 450SX Points After Round 1

1. Justin Barcia 26
2. Adam Cianciarulo 23
3. Cooper Webb 21
4. Blake Baggett 19
5. Jason Anderson 18
6. Ken Roczen 17
7. Eli Tomac 16
8. Justin Brayton 15
9. Malcolm Stewart 14
10. Vince Friese 13
11. Justin Hill 12
12. Aaron Plessinger 11
13. Dean Wilson 10
14. Zach Osborne 9
15. Martin Davalos 8
16. Justin Bogle 7
17. Tyler Bowers 6
18. Chad Reed 5
19. Kyle Chisholm 4
20. Chris Blose 3
21. Freddie Noren 2
22. Jimmy Decotis 1

Anaheim 1 Qualifying Results

Qualifying for the Anaheim 1 Supercross, opening round of the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, is in the books and two riders certainly set the bar in their respective classes—Adam Cianciarulo (Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki) in the 450SX class and Dylan Ferrandis (Monster Energy/Star Yamaha Racing) in the 250SX West division.

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Dylan Ferrandis has the Anaheim whoops mastered. Photos: Kit Palmer

In the 250SX class, Ferrandis, the defending 250SX West Champion, seems to be a notch above the others in his class, finishing more than a half-second ahead of his nearest rival teammate Justin Cooper. Much of this has to do with his absolute mastery of the track’s two whoop sections, one in particular. Cooper and Geico Honda’s Christian Craig, third in qualifying, also look strong in the whoops but not as strong as Ferrandis.

Alex Martin is flying on his JGRMX/Yoshimura/Factory Suzuki, finishing out qualifying fourth quickest.

Cameron McAdoo, a new member of the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki squad, rounded out the top five.

McAdoo’s teammate Austin Forkner was challenging Ferrandis for top honors but suffered a hard get-off in one of the whoop sections in Q2 and was slow to his feet, though he did walk back to the pits. Before the crash, he was able to set the sixth-quickest time.

In the 450SX, Cianciarulo is confirming that his win at the Monster Energy Cup back in October is no fluke. He topped the charts in both 450SX timed qualifying. The Monster Energy Kawasaki Team rider made good use of his long legs to blitz the whoops better than anyone, and he did so with consistency. He and his veteran teammate, Eli Tomac, battled it out for top honors, but it was Cianciarulo coming out on top by half a second, which is significant on this track.

Cianciarulo Dominates Anaheim 1 Supercross Qualifying

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Adam Cianciarulo looks right at home on the 450.

The 2018 Supercross Champion, Jason Anderson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) was third quickest and the last of the top three to crack 56-second mark.

Malcolm Stewart and Justin Hill made it two Smarttop Hondas in the top five. Both riders look very inspired, especially Stewart who also looks extremely fast in the whoops.

Defending champ Cooper Webb (Red Bull KTM) is struggling to find his championship-winning speed and is surprisingly way down the list in 15th place.

Blake Baggett (Rocky Mountain ATV-MC KTM) is also off the pace in 16th, and Chad Reed failed to crack the top 20 (22nd).

Overall, the day/night couldn’t be before for supercross racing. It’s nothing like last year’s rain-fest. The track has been described as not too technical, but the two whoop sections could play a major factor in tonight’s outcome.

2020 Anaheim 1 Spercross Qualifying Results January 4, 2020

250SX East Qualifying Results (Combined)
1.         Dylan Ferrandis (Yam) 56.765
2.         Justin Cooper (Yam)  57.378
3.         Christian Craig (Hon) 58.259
4.         Alex Martin (Suz) 58.423
5.         Cameron McAdoo (Kaw) 58.472
6.         Austin Forkner (Kaw) 58.553
7.         Mitchell Oldenburg (Hon) 58.751
8.         Michael Mosiman (Hus) 58.755
9.         Brandon Hartranft (KTM) 59.063
10.       Derek Drake (KTM) 59.183
450SX Qualifying Results (Combined)
1.         Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw) 56.169
2.         Eli Tomac (Kaw) 56.667
3.         Jason Anderson (Hus) 56.879
4.         Malcolm Stewart (Hon) 57.039
5.         Justin Hill (Hon) 57.106
6.         Ken Roczen (Hon) 57.131
7.         Justin Barcia (Yam) 57.572
8.         Justin Brayton (Hon) 57.629
9.         Dean Wilson (Hus) 57.799
10.       Vince Friese (Hon) 57.969

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